Mississippi Appeals Court candidate Kenny Griffis was reprimanded Tuesday by the special committee on judicial election campaign intervention.
The committee found Griffis violated the code of judicial conduct with language in a campaign flyer that was distributed over the weekend. It said Griffis would, "fight special interest groups - like the personal injury lawyers who have created the lawsuit industry."
The committee said the statement is viewed as inconsistent with fair and impartial administration of justice.
The committee will have the option to report Griffis to the Mississippi Bar Association or the Commission on Judicial Performance after Tuesday's election.